Help Support the Zoo

Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Financial support for Potter Park Zoo can be provided in a variety of ways. We invite you to review some of the many programs available — and remember that gifts of any size make a big difference. The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support Your Potter Park Zoo!

You can make a donation by filling out the form below, or you can contact the Potter Park Zoological Society at (517) 795-6122 for more information or to make a donation.

On behalf of the animals who call Potter Park Zoo their home, thank you for your generous contribution to the Zoo!

Donate Fresh Browse and Help Feed the Animals

Every day Potter Park Zoo feeds browse (non-toxic branches and leaves from specific species of trees and shrubs) to many of our animals – including the rhinos, bongo, lemurs and many birds.

By feeding browse, the animals can mimic natural foraging behaviors – such as nibbling leaves, stripping bark, and chewing on stems. Click here to learn all about our Fresh Browse Donation Program!

Participate in our “Adopt an Animal” Program!

Do you have a favorite furry, feathered or scaly friend at the zoo?  Adopt it! You can make a very special donation to the zoo by adopting one of our animals for yourself or as a gift to a friend or loved one.

Help Enrich and Care for Animals by Donating Items from our Wish Lists

Help purchase special enrichment items for the zoo’s animals from our Otto Environmental Wish List.

You can also purchase an item for our animals and staff on our Amazon Wish List.

Bench Memorials

Bench memorials are a great way to celebrate the life of a friend or loved one. For $1500, your personal message will be engraved on a brass plaque and mounted on a bench to be placed within the zoo. Your gift will provide a lasting tribute for generations to come, as well as support the mission and programs of Potter Park Zoo.

For more information please contact the Potter Park Zoological Society, (517) 244-8042.


To make a general donation online, please fill out the secure form below: